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Dog hooked up to a diagnostic machine: Pet Diagnostics in Melrose

Pet Diagnostics for More Personalized Care

The diagnostic equipment at Melrose Animal Clinic has two essential purposes. It allows us to screen symptom-free pets for common conditions and diagnose ill or injured pets quickly and accurately. Early detection is a pillar of our practice. The sooner we identify a health issue, the sooner we can develop a customized treatment plan for your pet. Our pet diagnostics include an in-house laboratory, digital radiology, and ultrasound.

Complete Laboratory Capabilities

Our on-site veterinary laboratory generates test results within 20 minutes when we need it to. We use it primarily for sick and urgent care scenarios. For non-urgent testing including pre-anesthetic blood work and early detection blood testing, we work with an outside lab who can have results available within 24 hours.

Some of the tests we run in-house include:

  • Complete blood counts
  • Blood chemistry profiles
  • Skin scrapings
  • Urinalysis
  • Needle biopsies

Lab tests can help detect a range of internal medical conditions, often before physical symptoms arise. These include skin and ear disorders; infections; hormonal disorders such as diabetes, thyroid problems, and Cushing’s disease; heart, liver, kidney or blood diseases; tumors; parasites and their associated diseases; and more.

Vet working on a computer: Pet Diagnostics in Melrose

Digital Imaging Equipment

Digital X-rays and ultrasound use advanced imaging technology that allows us to see your pet’s internal workings. X-rays give us a detailed static image of their abdomen and skeletal structure, while ultrasound uses sound waves to show organs, the gastrointestinal tract, and joints all in real-time. We use both imaging technologies to diagnose:

  • Broken bones
  • Muscle and joint conditions
  • Foreign body location
  • Tumors
  • Abdominal problems
  • And more

Since these are digital images, we can easily share them with you and with board-certified specialists if your pet requires additional expertise.

Contact Us Today to Learn More

Ask us for details about our pet diagnostics at your next visit, or contact us today at (781) 662-4888.

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